Calif. Assembly Rejects State Bar Dues Legislation

Law360, Los Angeles (June 1, 2016, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The California State Assembly on Tuesday strongly rejected passage of a bill reauthorizing membership dues for the California Bar, as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said the legislation doesn’t go far enough to reform the besieged arm of the state judicial branch.

Fetching only 10 votes in support from the 80-member body, Assembly Bill No. 2878 proposed changes to the bar’s governance structure and called for a review of a bar fund to protect victims of dishonest attorneys. But lawmakers voiced their opposition to...
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